There are 820 million chronically hungry people in the world. Hunger remains the No.1 cause of death in the world. 10 million people die every year of chronic hunger and hunger-related diseases. Over 7000 Indians die of hunger every day. Over 20 crore Indians will sleep hungry tonight.
But the chief minister of Rajasthan Smt Vasundhra Raje decided to eradicate this lethal problem of hunger. Under the annapurna rasoi yojna 80 Annapurna Rasoi mobile vans are on the run in 12 districts of Rajasthan.
30 fully functional Annapurna vans in Jaipur are available near SMS hospital, Sodala, Gurjar ki Thadi and other such areas with high footfall. Each van has 4 members, including a supervisor, helper, and the cooks.
Prime motto of annpurna rasoi yojna is to provide cost-effective meals which everyone can afford so the prices are very less breakfast at Rs 5 and Lunch/Dinner at Rs 8 per plate, whereas the actual cost of the breakfast is Rs 21.70/plate. Lunch and dinner cost Rs 23.70/plate. In short, the government pays Rs. 16.70 (per plate for breakfast) and Rs 15.70 (per plate for lunch or dinner).
Apart from Jaipur, the vans are currently serving Ajmer, Jodhpur, Kota, Jhalarapatan-Jhalawar, Bharatpur, Udaipur, Baran, Pratapgarh, Banswara and Dungarpur.
Before 2020, the government aims to launch 300 Annapurna vans in different cities. Initially, Rs 14 crores were sanctioned as the Annapurna Rasoi budget